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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

It’s unbelievable how time flies when you’re playing poker, and never more so than at the World Series of Poker. It has now been 30 days since the kick-off of the 2017 WSOP with Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, taken down by Poker Dealer Bryan Hollis. There have been 50+ events completed, slightly more than 115 Million Dollars awarded in total prize money and more than 50 + WSOP gold bracelets to the first place winners.  Here are the latest Event Winners:

Nathan GambleEvent #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was captured by Nathan Gamble who, after stating “Let’s get this done in one hand,” ended his day with a giant smile, his first gold bracelet, and a sweet $223,339 to take back home.

Brian Yoon

Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK was taken down by Brian Yoon. After four days of battling back and forth, he snatched up his third gold bracelet and a MONSTER first prize payout of $1,094,349.


Chris Vitch

Chris Vitch won his second bracelet in Event #48 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Vitch took this one down after running through a small field of only 125 competing players. After picking up the title, bracelet and $320,193 he stated; “It was just one of those days where everything really went my way.”

Louie CalvoEvent #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed had a total of 630 entries all anxious to grab the bracelet. It was Louie Calvo who got the job done and walked away with all the goodies; the bragging rights of championship, his first coveted golden bracelet, and the first prize dollars in the amount of $362,185.


Chris Bolek

Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em BOUNTY took four days to wipe-out the field of 1,927 players to reach the final table. Chris Bolek held on tight and took down the title, his first gold bracelet and $266,646 dollars to help ease the pain of it all.


Bryce Yockey

Bryce Yockey won Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship and walked away with a very handsome $511,147 dollars, the rights to claim the title of the very first $10K PLO8 tournament in the history of the WSOP, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.



Mohsin CharaniaMohsin Charania runs away with Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’Em. This win gave Charania his first WSOP gold bracelet and a payday that would make anyone smile to the tune of $364,438.



Max SilverEvent #53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed with a small field of only 256 hungry players was taken down by Max Silver for $172,645 dollars to add to his more than $3,000,000 in past winnings, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.


And we still have more than twenty (20) events to go with millions more on the line. Are you gonna get any of it?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

If  you are one of our followers, then you know that we believe that dreams can come true, especially at the WSOP. If you’re here for the first time, it might be because you love poker, you love the WSOP,  and maybe even dreamed of getting a bracelet and fattening your bank account at the World Series of Poker. We’re with you all the way and encourage you to follow your dreams.

45th Annual WSOP BraceletIn the meantime, here is what has been going on at the 2014 WSOP for the last three days:

Pierre Milan won Event #29 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em  taking home his first gold bracelet and a very sweet $536,768. He defeated Justin Oliver in just three hands in a quick heads-up, leaving Oliver with a not too shabby second prize purse of $332, 198.

Calvin Anderson took Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low  for a nice pot of $190,538 by eliminating Joe Tehan.

Brett Shaffer takes home his second WSOP Bracelet by being the last man standing at Event #31 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and increasing his bankroll by $418,435.

Joe Cada, the same Joe Cada who won the 2009 World Series, ran over a field of 263 dreamers and won Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Cada took home another bracelet and a fat pot of $670,041.

Dutch Boyd came on strong to defeat  Steven Norden after just 16 hands in heads-up to win his third WSOP Bracelet in Event #33 and pocketed $288,744 for dreaming big.

Then there was Eric Buchman, who grabbed his second World Series of Poker bracelet, plus pocket change of $118, 785. He topped a field of 345 and ended the day by defeating Alex Kravchenko and winning Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud.

Brian Yoon managed to grab his second WSOP bracelet for the second consecutive year winning Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

And lastly, Steven Wolansky managed to rake in all the poker chips to take Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball for $89,483 today.

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The first three starting days of the 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker finally ended after five complete levels of play and Day 1A, 1B and 1C were put on the records. The Main Event, a $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tourney, drew 6,352 anxious players, all with high expectations and dreams of reaching the Final Nine. Day 2 series A, B and C begin today and will continue tomorrow.  And the number of dreamers  sent to the rails will continue to grow and dwindle down the number of survivors  in its unstoppable path to day seven and the confirmation of the Final Nine. And we will be there for that.

In the meantime, here is what else took place at this phenomenal contest of wits, perseverance, patience, skill and lest we forget, good luck:

Bryan YoonBrian Yoon, a 23-year-old from Torrance, California, pushed his way through a field of 4,756 players in the Little One-for-One Drop tourney to win his first WSOP gold bracelet. He went heads-up against  Cuong Nguyen of Houston, Texas, and quickly disposed of him in just a few hands to take home the prize of $663,727. Yoon went through the final table in just under three hours; now that is poker at its best.

Loni HarwoodThis is definitely Loni Harwood’s year. This 23-year-old New Yorker was hard to stop and if you found yourself at a poker table with her during this WSOP series you were probably intimidated . . .  and more than likely in trouble. Harwood made it to three final tables and ended her impressive, dare I say, history-making run by whipping a field of more than 2,500 players in the final $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event. For that she grabs her first WSOP gold bracelet plus $609,017 in prize money and her name will now be emblazoned in the WSOP records.

Daniel-AlaeiThe number four should forever be Daniel Alaei’s lucky number because at the 44th WSOP he pulled down bracelet number four. Alaei took over Event 61, a $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tourney by plowing through the field of 383 wishful thinkers and ultimately going heads-up against Jared Bleznick. Alaei embraced his lovely wife and walked away with a big smile, his fourth gold bracelet and a big fat payday of $852,692.

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